Luigi Illica

1857 - 1919

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Luigi Illica (9 May 1857 – 16 December 1919) was an Italian librettist who wrote for Giacomo Puccini (usually with Giuseppe Giacosa), Pietro Mascagni, Alfredo Catalani, Umberto Giordano, Baron Alberto Franchetti and other important Italian composers. His most famous opera libretti are those for La Bohème, Tosca, Madama Butterfly and Andrea Chénier. Illica was born at Castell'Arquato. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Luigi Illica has received more than 60,331 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia. Luigi Illica is the 2,484th most popular writer (down from 1,949th in 2019), the 2,299th most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,894th in 2019) and the 160th most popular Writer.

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Among writers, Luigi Illica ranks 2,484 out of 5,755Before him are Carl Zuckmayer, André Aciman, Olympiodorus of Thebes, Jakub Bart-Ćišinski, Howard Fast, and Christian Fürchtegott Gellert. After him are Sextus Pompeius Festus, Edward FitzGerald, Philip Kerr, Philippe de Mornay, Marko Vovchok, and Richard Wright.

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Among people born in 1857, Luigi Illica ranks 67Before him are Émile Cohl, Hermann Sudermann, Abdurreshid Ibrahim, Duke John Albert of Mecklenburg, Arthur Arz von Straußenburg, and Julius Popper. After him are Henry Fairfield Osborn, Léon Charles Thévenin, Princess Elisabeth Anna of Prussia, Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje, James Edward Keeler, and Simon Hollósy. Among people deceased in 1919, Luigi Illica ranks 74Before him are Louis Botha, Karl Brugmann, Itagaki Taisuke, Max Heindel, Wilhelm Lehmbruck, and Michel Théato. After him are John Alcock, Elin Danielson-Gambogi, Szymon Winawer, László Mednyánszky, Adolf Schmal, and Vera Kholodnaya.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Luigi Illica ranks 2,299 out of 4,668Before him are Festus (390), Princess Maria Theresa of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg (1870), Aulus Atilius Calatinus (-250), Giovanni Visconti (1290), Prince Gaetan, Count of Girgenti (1846), and Franchinus Gaffurius (1451). After him are Laura Martinozzi (1639), Mauro Bolognini (1922), Antonio Quarracino (1923), Giuseppe Sammartini (1695), Eduardo di Capua (1865), and George P. Cosmatos (1941).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Luigi Illica ranks 160Before him are Giovanni de' Bardi (1534), Guido Guinizelli (1230), Asconius Pedianus (-9), Dacia Maraini (1936), Ada Negri (1870), and Roberto Calasso (1941). After him are Alessandro Baricco (1958), Félix Fénéon (1861), Michele Ruggieri (1543), Sophron (-500), Duris of Samos (-340), and Carlo Emilio Gadda (1893).